Black Americans harassed for participating in the “Tea Party Movement”

The following quotations from parts of a recent AP story from Albany, New York:

“They’ve been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement—and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation’s first black president.

‘I’ve been told I hate myself. I’ve been called an Uncle Tom. I’ve been told I’m a spook at the door,’ said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government…

 ‘Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks,’ he said.  Johnson and other black conservatives say they were drawn to the tea party movement because of what they consider its commonsense fiscal values of controlled spending, less taxes and smaller government. The fact that they’re black—or that most tea partyers are white—should have nothing to do with it, they say.”…

One Response

  1. Seems like it’s only the far left that sees color, but no amount of name calling is going to change ones beliefs. The Liberal strategy is so hollow, that being called a racist, angry mob, or Uncle Tom is like a badge of honor! Feels good to know you’re under their skin. However, what is really happening is not unlike the Japanese experience during WWII. They knew exactly what they were in for when they awoke the “sleeping giant”.

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